Kravetz helping Altoona hockey pick up wins over rivals

Name: Owen Kravetz

School: Altoona Area

Age: 17

Grade: Junior

Sport: Ice hockey

Athlete of the week achievement: Kravetz scored two goals and had two assists in an 8-4 win over Hollidaysburg and collected two goals and an assist in a 9-2 victory over Bishop Guilfoyle.

Season update: Kravetz has nine goals and seven assists for the 6-0-1 Mountain Lions.

Coach Don Burgmeier’s quote: “He’s a really hard worker. We can always count on him. He’s a real positive kid.”

Favorite teacher: Mr. Lowe and Mr. Zolnak

Favorite subject: Science and health classes

Favorite movie: “The Sandlot”

Favorite food: Steak

Favorite music: Rap, pop, 1980s

Outside interests: Baseball

Favorite professional team: Red Sox and Penguins

Favorite college team: University of Pittsburgh

Pro athlete most admired: Dustin Pedroia and Jose Altuve

Best athlete I ever competed against: Elliot Mast

Most influential person on my athletic career: My dad (John)

Proudest athletic achievement: Winning the state VFW championship in baseball with Barton’s Plumbing

How I got my start in ice hockey: “I started when I was 4. I went to one of my cousin’s games in Pittsburgh.”

Future goal: “I would like to compete at the collegiate level for baseball and get a good paying job for the future.”